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The Daily Digest, 3/21/11

New cases to report on the intersection memory, the brain and law. As I’ve mentioned previously, at least several times a week I receive cases in which criminal defendants raise claims about either their own memory, the memory of a … Continue reading

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The Daily Digest, 3/15/11

Today, I am presenting at a conference in New York City entitled Law and the Brain. This two-day conference delves into many of the different aspects of law and neuroscience discussed here on the Daily Digest, particularly from the criminal … Continue reading

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The Daily Digest – 3/14/11

This week I have several cases to report on the intersection memory, the brain and law. At least several times a week I have been inundated with cases in which criminal defendants raise claims about either their own memory, the … Continue reading

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The Daily Digest – 3/9/11

The Confrontation Clause of the Sixth Amendment provides a criminal defendant a right to cross-examine a witness, but does not guarantee an “effective” cross-examination. So long as a witness shows up, his complete memory loss doesn’t mean he has failed … Continue reading

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The Daily Digest, 3/3/11

The Law and Memory Conference at Stanford Law School on April 1, 2011 will bring together leading scientists, practitioners and scholars on the intersection of law and memory. The conference will begin with the science, and then focus on the … Continue reading

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The Daily Digest, 2/16/11

A few scholars have already written about the coming legal and ethical implications of neuroscience-based memory research. Adam Kolber has a very interesting piece on memory dampening, and Carter Snead has a fascinating one on memory and punishment. Both papers … Continue reading

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The Daily Digest, 2/14/11

Memory detection is one of the cutting-edge areas of cognitive neuroscience research. So much so that at Stanford Law School, in conjunction with the Stanford Interdisciplinary Group on Neuroscience and Society (SIGNS) and with support from Stanford Law School, NeuroVentures, … Continue reading

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The Daily Digest – 2/9/11

Those following the intersection of cognitive neuroscience and law know that, to date, it has been used most frequently as mitigating evidence in capital sentencing. Like socioeconomic background or abusive childhood evidence, criminal defendants are now using cognitive neuroscience to … Continue reading

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The Daily Digest – 2/2/11

Brain Dysfunction, Memory Loss, and Procedural Tolling Ellis v. Gresham Service Stations, Inc., 2011 WL 294414 (Ct. App. Miss. 2011) An interesting case about the intersection of procedural rules and neurological excuses today. In this case, the Plaintiff brought a … Continue reading

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